Teen Cancer Patient Will Escort Taylor Swift to ACMs

A New Jersey high schooler, who is battling leukemia for the second time, will accompany Taylor Swift to this year’s American Country Awards (ACMs).

The “Love Story,” 22, has invited Kevin McGuire, an 18-year-old from Somerdale, to accompany her to the April 1 ceremony in Las Vegas. Taylor is nominated for three gongs.

Taylor extended the invitation to Kevin after she had to turn down an invitation to his high school prom. McGuire’s sister started a Facebook campaign to get Taylor to the event.

“Kevin I’m so sorry but I won’t be able to make it to your prom. But I was wondering, the ACM Awards are coming up. Would you be my date?”

Kevin is currently hospitalized, but he jumped at the chance to accept Taylor’s invite. He told The Philadelphia Inquirer:

“Obviously I said yes. The ACM Awards is a lot better than the senior prom. I tried to think of person who would make me feel OK. And laugh. A person who would look amazing and the one person who would make me feel special for one night. It was her.”

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